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Apprentice

GET STARTED AS A LEATHER ARTISAN

The 10-week long program is an introduction to the world of leather bags and accessories. Potential students are not required to have any experience; they will learn through the guidance of skilled artisans. Classes meet Monday through Friday with both morning and afternoon sessions. In addition, students will be working outside of class time on their projects. Homework includes individual and group work.

This program is a hands-on, practical, old-masters approach to learning the artisan craft of shoemaking. Instructors are all professionals in the field who will impart both their theoretical and practical abilities as well as their real world experience as a bagsmaker.

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Pre-enrollment necessary with a deposit of 2500€ (refunded if the application is not accepted) at the moment of the enrollment. If accepted, the deposit is lost if students decides to not attend.

Fees include: all class works, lessons, use of laboratories, taxes and insurance. Not included: accommodation and meals, airfare, airport transfer and meals, particular equipping requested, wooden last and material for personal projects.

Apprentice level fee: 5900 €.

Dates: January 20th until March 27th

Lesson plan and hours
70
Artisan Techniques
20
Leather Cutting Techniques
20
Bespoke Bagmaking
20
Upper Stitching
70
Last Analysis and Last Making
40
Language Class
In addition there is also the Workshop Practicum where students will spend 160 hours. *Indication of hours per class (per subject) is merely indicative.
Structure and Method
This is an introductory program for beginners (10 weeks / 350hour - divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop). Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made bags making and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules. Students attending this module will receive a preliminary introduction to the different techniques and toll and they will soon be able to create simple products: eyeglass cases, passport holders and credit card holders. After the introduction students will improve their abilities and will start to make and design a flat pouch without gusset, piping and gusset along with various types of handles. During the last stage of this module, students will earn the ability to assemble and create important bags: classic evening bag, classic compartments bag, bucket bags and pockets and saddle bag. Students must reach a sufficient level in terms of their knowledge and quality of technique in order to progress to the next level of the program.
Structure and Method
This is an introductory program for beginners (10 weeks / 350hour - divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop). Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made bags making and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules.
Students attending this module will receive a preliminary introduction to the different techniques and toll and they will soon be able to create simple products: eyeglass cases, passport holders and credit card holders. After the introduction students will improve their abilities and will start to make and design a flat pouch without gusset, piping and gusset along with various types of handles. During the last stage of this module, students will earn the ability to assemble and create important bags: classic evening bag, classic compartments bag, bucket bags and pockets and saddle bag. Students must reach a sufficient level in terms of their knowledge and quality of technique in order to progress to the next level of the program.
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